After a year-long period of development, our CRM Version 5 is now live. In this first stage we’ve concentrated on developing the Sales tool and creating a fresh new look, so it’s easier to use and find your way around.
Our next job is to move on to the Marketing tool and then the Service & Support tool.
So let’s take a look at what’s changed. Here’s the introductory video:
New CRM Features: The Techie Bit!
In Version 5.0 we’ve rewritten the CRM in PHP using LAMP architecture. The CRM was originally written in Microsoft ASP which is now a bit out of date and tends to be a bit “buggy”. It wasn’t written for today’s web integrations and doesn’t work well with technology like APIs and jQuery.
Rewriting the whole product in PHP has been a big undertaking but it means we’ll be able to take advantage of the latest web technology and make speedier developments in the future.
Whilst working on the CRM rewrite, we’ve taken the opportunity to improve functionality in the Sales tool and add a few new features. Here’s what’s included in the first release: